Light Crust Doughboys

The Light Crust Doughboys is an American Western swing band from Texas, United States, organized in 1931 by the Burrus Mill and Elevator Company in Saginaw, Texas. The band achieved its peak popularity in the few years leading up to World War II. In addition to launching Western swing pioneers Bob Wills and Milton Brown, it provided a platform for many of the best musicians of the genre, including Tommy Duncan, Cecil Brower, John Parker and Kenneth Pitts.

The original group disbanded in 1942, although band member Marvin Montgomery led a new version organized in the 1960s. A contemporary incarnation beginning in the 1990s (including Montgomery until his death in 2001) bills itself as the longest-running country music band in the world.

The Light Crust Doughboys were charter inductees into the Texas Western Swing Hall of Fame in 1989, and were also inducted into the Rockabilly Hall of Fame. In December 2005, the Light Crust Doughboys Hall of Fame and Museum opened in Quitman, Texas.

Birth and Death Data: Born 1931

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1932 - 1941

Roles Represented in DAHR: Musical group

See Also: Light Crust Doughboys

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-70670 10-in. 2/9/1932 Sunbonnet Sue Light Crust Doughboys Male vocal solo, with fiddle (violin) and 2 guitars Musical group  
Victor BVE-70671 10-in. 2/9/1932 Nancy Jane Light Crust Doughboys Male vocal ensemble, with fiddle (violin) and 2 guitars Musical group  
Decca 93651 10-in. 4/24/1941 I'll be waiting for you darling Light Crust Doughboys ; Patsy Montana and her Pardners Musical group  
Decca 93652 10-in. 4/24/1941 Gallopin' to Gallup Light Crust Doughboys ; Patsy Montana and her Pardners Musical group  
Decca 93653 10-in. 4/24/1941 I'll keep on wishing for you Light Crust Doughboys ; Patsy Montana and her Pardners Musical group  
Decca 93654 10-in. 4/24/1941 Blanket me with western skies Light Crust Doughboys ; Patsy Montana and her Pardners Musical group  
Decca 93655 10-in. 4/24/1941 Rodeo queen Light Crust Doughboys ; Patsy Montana and her Pardners Musical group  
Decca 93656 10-in. 4/24/1941 Shy Anne from Old Cheyenne Light Crust Doughboys ; Patsy Montana and her Pardners Musical group  
Decca 93657 10-in. 4/24/1941 Sunny San Antone Light Crust Doughboys ; Patsy Montana and her Pardners Musical group  
Decca 93658 10-in. 4/24/1941 I want to be a cowboy's sweetheart Light Crust Doughboys ; Patsy Montana and her Pardners Musical group  
Decca 93721 10-in. 4/24/1941 I'm gonna have a cowboy wedding Light Crust Doughboys ; Patsy Montana and her Pardners Musical group  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Light Crust Doughboys," accessed October 22, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110831.

Light Crust Doughboys. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 22, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110831.

"Light Crust Doughboys." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 22 October 2020.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110831

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